DALLAS, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) ("Ashford Trust" or the "Company") announced today that it intends to redeem all of its issued and outstanding shares of 8.55% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock (CUSIP No. 044103208) (the "Series A Preferred Stock") and 1,564,353 shares of its 8.45% Series D Cumulative Preferred Stock (CUSIP No. 044103406) (the "Redeemed Series D Preferred Stock" and, together with the Series A Preferred Stock, the "Redeemed Stock"). All shares of Redeemed Stock will be redeemed in accordance with the applicable procedures of the Depository Trust Company. The shares of Series D Preferred Stock will be redeemed pro rata from the holders of record of such shares in proportion to the number of such shares held by such holders. The redemption of the Redeemed Stock is conditioned upon the closing by the Company of its previously announced offering of Series H Cumulative Preferred Stock.
The redemption date will be September 18, 2017. The shares of Series A Preferred Stock will be redeemed at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus accrued and unpaid dividends from July 1, 2017 through the redemption date, in an amount equal to $0.463125 per share, for a total redemption price of $25.463125 per share. The shares of Series D Preferred Stock will be redeemed at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus accrued and unpaid dividends from July 1, 2017 through the redemption date, in an amount equal to $0.457709 per share, for a total redemption price of $25.457709 per share. The redemption price for the Redeemed Stock will be payable in cash, without interest, as soon as practicable after the redemption date. Dividends on shares of Redeemed Stock will cease to accrue on the day prior to the redemption date, such shares shall no longer be deemed outstanding and all rights of the holders in respect of such shares will terminate, except for the right to receive the redemption price, without interest thereon. Because the redemption of the Series A Preferred Stock is a redemption in full, trading of the Series A Preferred Stock on the NYSE will cease after the redemption date.
As specified in the notice of redemption, payment of the applicable redemption price will result from the Redeemed Stock being debited from such holder's book-entry account with the Company's transfer agent and pursuant to applicable procedures of the Depository Trust Company on or after the redemption date. The Company's transfer agent is Computershare Trust Company, N.A., attention: Corporate Actions, at 250 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021. Questions regarding the redemption of the Redeemed Stock, or the procedures therefore, may be directed to Computershare Trust Company, N.A. at 800.546.5141.
Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry in upper upscale, full-service hotels.
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These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation: general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of our securities; changes in our business or investment strategy; availability, terms and deployment of capital; availability of qualified personnel; changes in our industry and the market in which we operate, interest rates or the general economy; and the degree and nature of our competition. These and other risk factors are more fully discussed in Ashford Trust's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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SOURCE Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.